Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

Join us August 23-26!

Investigate and experience the ways that movement, sound, image and performance can inform human culture. Create an embodied dialogue at the intersection of modalities – voice, improvisation, site-specific performance, physical theater, and more.

This festival-style event includes multiple workshops each day led by teaching artists from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC).
 

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We're strengthening our commitment to social equity

Earthdance is working to strengthen our commitment to social equity, with racial justice at the core. As we move toward more wholly supporting those in our community who are People of the Global Majority, and historically marginalized communities, we need support to complete and sustain these positive changes. 

Learn more about these initiatives and ways to contribute >>

Join us August 26!

Featuring Conrado Falbo, one of the Moving Arts Lab teachers!

Four times a year, experienced CI teachers rotate in to lead a workshop to those both new to and experienced in the form. All dance levels & styles welcome.

3:30- 6pm Workshop | Open space for jamming after 6pm

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August 2-5, 2018

After over 30 years of study, Donna Mejia has galvanized a teaching practice that defies categorization, highlighting dances of the North African/Arab rural communities, Yoga, Ballet, American hip hop, and Brazilian Silvestre Contemporary technique. Inventive fusion, hardcore rhythms, precision hip work, and attentive bodywork feed the mix.  Each morning features three hours of bodywork (stretching, alignment, yoga, & somatic science). Each afternoon, we dance!

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A weekend workshop with Eiko Otake

August 31- September 2, 2018

Move to experience the body as landscape and landscape as body. Exploring how distance is malleable and how time is uneven, we strive to transcend everyday notions of our body and places. Move to rest, sleep, and dream. Move to pass time, bloom, and linger. Move to taste and share. Move to forget and remember.... 

Open to all levels of training & ability.

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Our 2017 Annual Report is here!

Our Annual Report is now available! Read about Earthdance's finances, fundraising, and facilities in 2017 - you can even find a Nasturtium Pesto Recipe made in the Earthdance kitchen!

View the full annual report here>>

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

August 2, 2018 - 5:00pm to August 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
After over 30 years of study, Donna Mejia has galvanized a teaching practice that defies categorization, highlighting dances of the North African/Arab rural communities, Yoga, Ballet, American hip hop, and Brazilian Silvestre Contemporary technique. Inventive fusion, hardcore rhythms, precision hip...
August 12, 2018 - 5:00pm to August 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Dance Improvisation and Performance Intensive (DIPI) is an annual 6­-day residential workshop featuring the research and teaching of Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser.  Presented in August at Earthdance the intensive focuses on dance improvisation, performance, and related work. Time is spent tuning and...
August 23, 2018 - 5:00pm to August 26, 2018 - 3:00pm
  Come investigate and experience the ways that movement, sound, image, and performance can inform human culture. With multiple workshops each day, teaching artists from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC) and participants from around the world create an embodied dialogue...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

October 18, 2018 - 5:00pm to October 21, 2018 - 3:00pm
Autumn's vibrancy of colors, shapes, and forms enters our bodies as we play with a range of approaches to Contact Improvisation and community.  Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships Available (more info coming soon)  Tuition, Room & Board (tiered for accessibility):Prices shown...
October 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $10 - $15(No one turned away for lack of funds) Post-Jam Overnight Special: $30 | includes self-serve dinner...
December 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to January 1, 2019 - 3:00pm
Join us for our biggest Contact Improvisation Jam of the year! As winter swirls outside, we co-create five days of magic, warmth, and dancing celebration together. Workshops, performances, bonfires, and non-stop jamming ring in the New Year.  More info coming soon!